Romance, laughter and plenty of adventure; February in Cornwall brings us a feast for body and mind.
If you find yourself in Cornwall this February, you are certainly in luck. Whether you are visiting solo, paired up or bringing the whole gaggle along with you, there are lots of activities and events for everyone of all generations to enjoy. From the great Cornish debate (aka Cornish pasty week) to half-term shenanigans with the kids, browse our hand-picked selection of dates for an unforgettable February in Cornwall.
This February in Cornwall sees us celebrating much of what makes Cornwall, Cornwall. One such event, St Ives’ Hurling the Silver Ball, is a tradition spanning back nearly a thousand years and involves ‘townsmen’ and ‘countrymen’ competing for possession of a silver ball. The victor, whoever returns the ball to the mayor, is rewarded with a great sense of pride, one silver coin and, we suspect, several free drinks. Whether you are a local or visitor, this selection of events should not be missed.
St Ives Feast Day and Hurling the Silver Ball – 4th Feb 2019
Fisherman’s Friends in Fowey – 9th Feb 2019
Snowdrop Trail at Pencarrow – 11th and 18th Feb 2019
Cornish Pasty Week – 24th Feb – 2nd March 2019
Hoping to spend your half term somewhere magical? Look no further than Cornwall. There are so many family-friendly activities going on that you could fill several half-terms. Alas, there is but one, so get your diary ready. Have a budding scientist in your clan? Check out the Science of the Sea exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. What about a daring adventurer? Let them lead the way at Trelissick’s signs of spring trail. Whatever the weather, get out and about in Cornwall this February half term.
Love Nature at The Lost Gardens of Heligan – 16th – 24th Feb 2019
Paradise Park Little Pirates and Fairies – 16th – 24th Feb 2019
Passport to the World at Eden – 16th – 24th Feb 2019
Science of the Sea at NMMC – 16th – 24th Feb 2019
Signs of Spring Children’s Trail – 16th – 24th Feb 2019
Padstow Player’s Treasure Island – 20th – 23rd Feb 2019
In Cornwall we are blessed with miles of stunning coastline and beaches, and we know that being able to enjoy this truly beautiful environment is a privilege. Sadly, our beaches are under siege. With countless tons of plastics and pollutants washing up on our shores every year, local groups are taking action and gathering together to fight back. Enjoying the fresh Cornish air, meeting new friends and making a huge difference, the work of these groups is crucial in protecting our environment. If you would like to add your support, check out this month’s list of beach cleans.
Hemmick Bean Clean – 2nd Feb 2019
Pendower Beach Clean – 4th Feb 2019
Chapel Porth Beach Clean – 8th Feb 2019
Scrub and Spuds at Pentire Head – 20th Feb 2019
Fistral Beach Clean – 24th Feb 2019
Didn’t think we would forget, did you? Last but by no means least we turn our attention to a very special date this month: Valentine’s Day. Well-known for our abundance of award-winning gastro pubs and restaurants, Cornwall is a haven for foodies. So, if you want to treat the one you love this month, here are just some of the fantastic restaurants on offer for a romantic rendez-vous. Enjoy.